Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers can now update their status on the MySejahtera mobile application, says Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.
Khairy explained the new feature would allow women to enter the month and year of delivery, or breastfeeding status. Also, according to the present guidelines, vaccination is recommended for women who are 14 to 33 weeks pregnant as well as lactating mothers.
On Twitter, Khairy tweeted, “Your appointment will be based on the vaccine that is suitable for you at a particular PPV (vaccination centre).”
However, he said the group should consult their respective doctors on getting the Covid-19 vaccination.
Currently, the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is only recommended for nursing mothers. Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is recommended for both soon-to-be and breastfeeding mothers.
Moreover, the Sinovac vaccine had just been approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Khairy added, “this global recognition is a boost of confidence as our 12 million doses of Sinovac will ensure that 18 per cent of our population benefit from the vaccine.”